In 1914 New Zealand troops landed in Apia , on behalf of Britain, "as a great and urgent imperial service". It was World War One and Western Samoa was a German Colony.
New Zealand's relationship with Western Samoa changed during Nash's lifetime from occupied territory through to independent nation.
N.Z.’s Northernmost territories – Medical air-lift from the Tokelau Islands. An extra polio ward is completed in Samoa, while nurses are flown north to the Tokelau Islands to bring back patients. Physiotherapist Miss Wilson, of Wellington Hospital, attends to patients on the islands and supervises their transfer to Apia Hospital for specialist treatment.
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